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VOL. IX. NO. 12. 



JULY 



IQ06. 



50 cents a year. 



JMjTfcM Monthly, at St. Michaels. Fort Totten. P. 0.. % Dakota. 

T.STERED AS SECOND CLAPS MATTEK AT THE POST-OFFICK AT FOKT TOTTI'.K. S. DAI. 




KANG1 PAHA ( MINI W A KAN 
OYANKE) EL LaKOTA SINA- 
SAPA OMNICIYE TANKA KIN. 

(Rohm Higheagle.) 



Sinasapa Trpi-wakan wan (St. Je- 
ronie'sChurch) Kangioaha el he kin 
etkive Julv 3. hehanni ovate kin 

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icrlaka av,a. He htavetu kin ovate 
toktokeea. ovanke tokanl kantanban 
abinunni na wancak Omnicive Tan- 
ka kta makoce kin el bocokatonvan 



ST. BENEDICT'S CHURCH, FORT YATES. N. DAK. 

etipi. Oyafke lenakeca witayapi. ^woawacin wani'ila 

If van W oslaban etanhan, Pabinbe. 

inyaii VYakagapi, Wayawa oti Tan-' 

ka. Jnvan Conkasfce. Pslani ovariKe, 

Wahoinoa \V*aivpa. Oneiyapi makoce 

eoivatanhan. Sisseton, Cunkieakse 

Kul Wicast ovanke. Blesa. Heva- 

tanka. na Miuiwakan ovanke kin 

■ 

ataya kininl. Ovate kin iila wicota- 
pi hca. 

July 4tb be el anoetu kin lila oi- 
vnkii)i. Le anuetu kin el ovate kin 



-■anpia yuna yariKava 
BishoD Shan lev wioas'a wakan aeva 
oh hema i ogna bibunni kta on lila 
anpetu ataya wakiai>i. Htavetu eoi- 
yatanban wicoti el bibunni ueyas 
ovate kin sinasapa na sinasapa s'ni. 
wasieun kova. wuvuoi.inan tanka 
Bishop etkiya kipazopi. Lakota wan- 
jigii ebanui wioasa heeapi qon bena 
Kova hla Bisbop oholani. Tatanka- 
sapa. Inyan Wakagaoi etanhan wi- 
cas'a itanean qon be sinasat>a ona sni 



ekayes Bisbop itokatn lila kiun- 
tuja. Wana Bisbop nape ynzath 
naban wicayuwakan yunkan toketu 
ke iaKa Tatankasapa insiya naslok 
bivu nai an Bisbon naue vuzin na 
neya: ''Unsimadayo, wani kte Hcin 
ce." Bisbop wicasa wakan lena ob 
hi. Father Riordan, St. Paul etan- 
ban. Father Gerathv, Father Duff v. 
P'atnes Bernard, O. S. B., Father 
Ambrose, O. S. B. Father Jerome. 
O. S. B. bena awicag-li. 



SINASAPA WOCEKIYE TAEYANPAHA, JULY 15, 1906. 



SlNASAPA WOCEKIYE TAEYANPAHA. 

REV. JEROME HUNT. O. S. B, 

PUBLISHER and PROPRIETOR. 

Poet Totten. -:- North Dakota. 



With the Approbation and 
Blessing of Rt. Rev. John Shanlev 
D. D. Bishop of Fargo, N. Dakota. 



JULY 15, 1906. 



Julv 5th mazassanskan wikcemna 
sam okise hehanl tankal wosnapi 
econpi. Wicoti el tona ini qon hena 
lyuha opaoi. Miniwakan etanhan 
ovate kin hena lowanoi. Mass olo- 
wan hena ehanni wayawa kossalaka 
na wikoskalaka heca ece ahiyavapi. 
Lei waceKivaoi kin wicota wicavu- 
sutapi wakan Bishop wicakiciyustan. 
Father Jerome Lakol ia wowahokon- 
kiye waste ovate kin wicaqu. 

Wicokan sam ivava ehanl wana 
Omniciye Tanka eyotake. Bishon 
wahpe wakeva el hi canke omnioive 
kin gluoninanpi. 

Bishon najin na lecel woglaka: — 
"Mitakolapi tecihilapi kin: North 
Dakota makokaspe itimahel Lakota 
Sinasaoa lei vahiwitavani opeva wa- 
on kin le tokel okihi ibluekin hca. 
Lei wicota vahipina ivotan kosKalaka 
na wikoskalaka wicota wanwicablaka 
yunkan lila icante mawaste. Koska- 
laka na wikoskalaka kin lena woce- 
kiye on tokatakiya wowaciayeui kta 
e epi. Yunkan lena wocekiye etan- 
han lievab ihueicivani kte sni tka 
eses wocekiye wakan etkiya lila san- 
pa ahopani na sutaya nakicijinpi kta. 
Koskalaka kin lena wasicun tawieo- 
han siksica km hena onspei ciciyapi 
kte sni. Lakota kosKalaka kin wawi- 
vutan ota lila el wicau wocekive etkir 
ya tawacin wanjila na tawacin tanka- 
ui kta he lila onsnewicakiya kta wa- 
ste. Le on ecivatanhan taku wokoki- 
pe qevaiwakta wicawaya wacin. To- 
kaheya kin he Wakan Kiciyuzani yu- 
jujupi he e. Wakankiciyuzapi, kin 
he winyan wan wicasa wan kici to- 
hanyan nipi hehanyan woiciconze 
wakan wan icicouzapi qon he taku 
kin wakan woecon. Le wicohan kin 
koskala'Ka na wikosKala kin tanyan 
onspewicakiyani na okahmh wicaya- 
pi kta. HunkaKepi kin hena le wi- 
cohan kin tawaoi on el etonwanpi 
kta. Wasicun qeya wanjigiih wa- 
steni sni aon hena le wicohan kin 
Ikcewicasa onspewicakiyaDi na awa- 
cin wicayapi. Wasicun tohan waste- 
pi hena owicayapapi kta na tohan si- 
cani hena hevab nigluhapi kta. Ci- 
tizen henicaui on taku kin le ohola 
sni, kagi sni taku wakan woecon aon 
hena glahevehc ehaas waoholapi sni 
wan ivutan nivanoi. 



Hehanl— -Miniwakan woyatke eci- 
vatanhan — le wicohan wasicun on- 
speniciyapi, Peta mini kin he wakan 
sica mini tawa. Oyatke tipi na tu- 
ktektel wawiyutan hiyeye kin hena 
hevab igluha do! Le wovatke kin 
el wicohan sica tona ikoyaka hecina 
hena koskalaka kokipe wicakiyaoi 
wasteke. Citizen henicaoi on le ake 
onspeniciyapi. Ho nahan le on le 
anpetu kin okolakiciye wanji yaka- 
gapi wacin. Hekta wanihan Heya- 
tanka ekta Ikcewicasa napcinyunk 
mini wastemna (Florida Water) ya- 
ti<anpi na on tapi. Le okolakiciye 
kin yakagapi kin sinasapa ece el 
opani kin hena sutava, witava nava- 
jinoi kta. Le el wohan ke sni. Wo- 
iciconze kin he taku tona on itomni- 

pi aon he wanjini latkanpi kte sni 
na Sinasaoa maka owancaya taku 

keceyas on itomnipi kin yatke sni 
okolakicive wan wasicun ekta vuhapi 
kin he iKovak nicivapi Kta. Woko- 
yaKe wanji on slolyeciyapi ktawanjb 
kolakani kta. . Hececa kin latke sni 
on tanyan yaun na mazaska qeya mi- 
niwakan alusotin kte'qon hena niya- 
kivin kta. Tuwa miniwakan vatKe 
sa canna mazaska ota yusotin , na 
ohinni nasula vazan ece. Miniwakan 
wiyoDeyapi qon hena ee wawicakica- 
mna na cinca el ewicakitonwe sni. 
Hece Lakota wan mazaska wan iyo- 
tiyekiya kamna qon he miniwakan 
iyoneyin na.iwayazan iciyin na cinca 
tawicu ko akihan te wicava kes hena 
ablezapi sni. 

Hehanl ake makoce ecivatanhan 
waepa wacin. Makoce kin wivoDe- 
yapi sni e e tanyan gluhapo! Lehanl 
makoce qeya wasteste tka lila wasak- 
sakyela on wiyopeya yahanpi na 
rncincapi kin wicaveksuvani sni.'" 1 

Lecehci Bishon waeya canke lila 
wiciyokipi hca. 

Tawacinhehomni heya: ;, YatKe 
sni okolaKicive wan lei onvuhani na 
he el sinasapa na sinasapa sni ko el 
wicota opani. Wanjigji tohanyan 
nipi henanvan woiciconze vuhapi, na 
hunh aoptentelyela woiconze yuhani. 
Aksaka tona waniyetu conala icicon- 
zapi qon hena wacin wiconkiyaui 
sni. Ihunni kiyapi na enakiyapi ecee. 
Ito, mis blatke sni yunkans inieinca 
hoksilapi kin yatkanpi kte sni tka 
blatke kin heon hena yatKanni." 

Bishop waeye qon etanhan wanji- 
gji waeyapi na wancak anagoptanni 
kta na taku Bishop ke qon he ogna 
wicota winvan kova vatt<e sni woici- 
conze wan Bishon ikokam econpi. 
Tona le opapi qon hena ite owicawa- 
pi. Le okolakiciye kin Sinasana ece 
opani. Woyatke ecivatanhan tan- 
tanvan woglakaoi. 

Father Bernard tawoglake kin 



ovate kin lila iyokinipi. 

Rev. Father Riordan Total Ab- 
stinence Union itancan kin lecel wo- 
glaka. ' ; Kolapi, came wasteya naoe 
ciyuzape lo na toki iyayapi kin he 
ogna wowaglaka yunkans lila iyo- 
tans iyomakipi Kta tka. Koskalaka 
na wiKoskala niotani kin icante ma- 
waste. Lena Bishop nitawapi tanvan 
anayakigoutanpi qes ecanmi ye lo. 
Okolakiciye wan wanjigji oyanaDi 
kin he wotanin waste kin heca. Ya- 
tk-anpi sni kin nitancanpi na ninagipi 
wowaste wanji iyacupi kta. Wakan- 
tanka niyuwasteni nunwe." 

Wana le OKolakicive io-lustanoi 
qon hehanl Mazaska awanyanka 
waniila kte con he lila iwoo-lakam 
tkas lila wicota hecetu lapi hce, can- 
Ke toka sni he ogna yustanni. Maza- 
ska awanyankin kte cin he Rev. Fa- 
ther Jerome. 0. S. B. e. Hehanl 
wicasa saKpe hena mazaska kin lena 
el wiwanyanKapi (Trustees) kta on 
wicakahnigapi. Baptist Pierre, Ft. 
Yates etanhan, Charles Mato Tama- 
heca, Ft. Berthold etanhan, Thomas 
White Mouse, Porcupine etanhan, 
John Lohnes, St. Michael's etanhan, 
Tawacinhehomni, Kangi-uaha etan- 
han, Paul Fast Ho:use, Cannon Ball 
etanhan. Mazaska awanyanke kin he 
waniyetu yamni hehanyan iyoptin 
kta na unmapi kin lena waniyetu 
wanji hehanyan. Mazaska kin hena 
toqeyas tokaheya waniyetu kin hel 
el nape ayapi kte sni na tohanl ona- 
winge kin hehanl mazaska tipi el 
egnaKapi kta yustanpi. 

Hehanl Inyan Woslahan owakoa- 
mni el 1907 hehanl hel North Dako- 
ta Lakota Sinasapa Omniciye Tanka 
yuhani kta yustanpi. 

Ho anpetu top omniciye econpi 
qeyas wicotawacin wanjila yuha 
skanni, canke taku ivuha lila tanvan 
iyoota — ovate kin lila wanahonni ke 
selececa. Wacekiyapi na ins mnici- 
yani qon lena lila iyokipi yehci aho- 
papi. 

Kangi Paha omniciye kin lila ta- 
wacin wastepi hca on ovate tuwe ke 
ceyas tanyan yuonihanyan wicaku- 
waui. Takuni wooskiske wanilva 
omniciye tanka kin inunni kiyapi. 

Ikcewicasa lecel okawita canna el 
woonspe wanjigji okahnigapi. Le 
omniciye kin woonspe ota ikoyaka. 
Witava najmpi kin wookihipi kta. 



Itancan unk.tawaoi cansusbeca 
wakan akan inuza qon heon woya- 
tke tona on itomnipi sa hecina hena 
abdustan miciconza aa okihi maye 
kta on Wakantanka tawo waste on 
onsiiciva icewakiva. Amen. 



DENAKE icicouzapi. 



YATKE SNI WOICICONZE. 



Tona wovatke taku ke esason iwi- 
catomni sa qon hena ayustanni kta 
iciconzapi on Bishop itokam inajinoi 
canke wiciwankam'nape hduze qa 
woeye dena eyapi: 



1 


Wasuicasnamani. 


2 


Matoagikikto. 


3 


Dan Paul. 

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4 


Suna Waanutan. 


5 


John Strait. 


6 


Robert Higheagle. 


7 


Mrs. R. Higheagle. 


8 


Tunkanwanyagmani. 


9 


Tatankapa. 


10 


Zitkanakoyake. 


11 


Sam B. JBagle-boy 


12 


John Hociqana 


13 


Paul Fast Horse 


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Peter Bull Head 


15 


Josephine Taninyaniyankewin 


16" 


Johnson Hehakabowaste 


17 


Stretched-himself 


18 


Rupert Dunn 


19 


Thomas White Mouse 


20 


Thomas Frosted 


21 


Ohanyukena 


22 


Anna Hiyanjicawin 


23 


Mrs. Walker 


24 


Rachel Standing Soldier 


25 


Huhaotawin 


26 


Ers. Frank Frosted 


27 


Ttancanwin 


28 


Jennie Malipiya 


29 


Alfred Little Wind 


30 


Monika Wicepewin 


31 


Louisa Halsey 


32 


Annie Hewanbdiwin 


33 


Clara Two-bears 


34 


Lilie Wanikiciyakewin 


35 


Martha Turner 


36 


Annie Wasuyubakuwin 


37 


Bertha Black-fox 


38 


Annie Two-bears 


39 


Pejinuta Wakanwin 


40 


Annie Higheagle 


41 


Katie Yellow Hawk 


42 


Jennie Yellow Hawk 


43 


Susan Abel 


44 


Narcis J. De Marrias 


45 


Moses St. John 


46 


Charles Paul 


47 


Joseph Walking Crane 


48 


Gregery Seeking-land 


49 


Benedict Seeking-land 


50 


Gregory Turner 


51 


Wm. Smith Charging-hawk 


52 


Thomas Zitkanahota 


53 


Benno Makokdikda 


54 


Julia De Marrias 


55 


Frank Demarce 


56 


Ignatius Court 


57 


Louisa Court 


58 


Mary Two-hearts 


59 


Frances Langer 


60 


Mary Langer 


61 


Tiyonia 


62 


Yuhamaniwin 


63 


Lumina Tunkasaiciyewin 


64 


Wanbdi Ahewin 


65 


Jeane Onehouse 


66 


Mary Rose Adams 


67 


Julia Adams 



SINASAPA WOCEKIYK TAEYANPAHA. JULY 15, 1906. 



'68 Mary Jane Adams 

69 Sophie Tatiyopamazawin 

70 Celina Coming Cloud 

71 Mary Magdalena Coming Cloud 

72 Oyankewastewin 

73 Tunkawakana 

74 Ohantopawin 

75 Miniyuhanajiwin 

76 Iyayuhhipiwin 

77 Tacankuwastewin 

78 Gertrude Blue Lips 

79 Lucy Laframboise 

80 Clara "Blue Lips 

81 Clara Pierre. 



EYANPAHA KAJUJUPI. 

Winyan okodakieiye etan- 
han Fort Yates, N. Da,k. $10.00 

Winy an okodakieiye etan- 
ban Cannon Ball. N„ Uak. ' 10.00 

■ * 

Winyan okoclakieive etan- 
han Porcupine, N. Dak". 10.00 

Sitting- Eagle etanhan 
Pinestone, Manitoba .50 

1KCE WICASA SINASAPA 

WAYAWA OK1YAPI ON 

MiNAYANPI. 

Fort Yates. N. DaK. 



Barney Track Hider 
Charles Ramsey 
Albert Windy 
Charles Walkingcloud 
Joshua D. Skye 
Thomas De Rock brain 
William Smite 
Philip One Hawk 
Joseph Bringwater 
Henry Wakanyuha 
Edward Takes-the-Shield 
William Red Fox. 
Peter Bearhoy 
Peter Pierre 
Willy Mc Laughlin 
James Hanpaqin 
James Iron-boulder 
Joseph Briugwater 
Albert Walker 
John Runs-in-the-Center 
John White Mouse 
Mark Afraid of Hawk 
Thomas Whitemou.se 
Josephine De Rockbrain 
Margaret De Rockbrain 
Sarah One Hawk 
Anton Cue Hawk 
Annie One Hawk 
Cokabyainajiwin 
Clara Pierre 
Rose Pierre 
Elizabeth Pierre 
Emma takes tbe Shield 
Imelda One Hawk 
-Frank Goodwin 
Benedict Naferwizipi 
Benedict Goodwood- 
Charley Halsey 
Emma -Iron Boulder- 
Agnes Walker 
Annie Walker 
Celina White Mouse- 
Mary Istaskawin 
Katie White Horse 
Nellie Mc Laughlin 



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Elizabeth De Rockbrain 
Victoria De Rockbrain 
Albert Grass 
Ruth Alice Two Bears 
Caske Parkin 
Iron Road 
Mrs. Iron Road 
Frank Defender 
Paul Fasthorse 
Jane Fasthorse 
Valentine Strikes Many 
Francis Ireland 
Henry Zahn 
Josephine Zahn 
Katie Zahn 

Mrs. D. Mc Laughlin 
Wilham Good Eagle 
Emeran White 
John Brought Plenty 
George Nelson 
Daniel Afraid of Bears 
Alfred Bear Ghost 
George Catch Tail 
Emily Ireland 
Andrew Ce'kiyapi 
Mark Stretched Himself 
John Zahn 
Francis Zahn 
Josephine Pi'eets 
Louis Irontusk 
R. S. Mc Laughlin 
Alec Traversie 
Annie White 
Barney Red Tomahawk 
Martin Winter 

Rev. Father Bernard mazaska den a 
Smasapa Itancan, Catholic Bureau 
Washington, D. C. ekta iyayekiya. 



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PINE RIDGE AGENCY, S. DAK. 

Onmiciye Tanka on Mnayanpi. 



Previously acknowledged; 
Cherry Creek omniciye 
Crow Ceeek omniciye 
Through Mrs. J. Cross Dog 
L. Mouseeau 

A. Mousseau 
Joe Red Willow 
Mrs. Gresh 
Mrs. W. Brown 
Mrs. Red Willow 
Mrs. Wolfskmbelt 
Joe Horn Cloud 
Lake Creek omniciye 
Mrs. Shangreau 
Mrs. L. Shangreau 
Mrs. Ross 

Henry Living Bear 

Prank Goings 

Rob Crazy Thunder 

Hollow Horn 

P. Catcher 

Geo. Wright 

Edw. Brown 

B. Blue Horse 
John White Wolf 
Fr. Galligo 

No Water 

Nata Witko 

Mrs. Mountain Sheep 

Peter Richard 

W. Bullcord 

Mrs. Julia Richard 

Annie Randall 

Joe E. Randall 

Louis Hawkins 

Mary Red horse 



3,76 
10.00 
5.00 
9.75 
2.45 
1.60 
7.00 
1.27 
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3.00 
1.30 
1.65 
3.60 
.50 
2.00 
3.00 
1.00 
.50 
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1.25 
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1.00 
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1.85 
1.35 
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5.00 
2.25 
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2.00 
1.25 



John Short Bear .50 

Joe Ecoffey .50 

Ant. Boyer .50 

Joephine Bald Eagle Bear . 50 

W. e Emilie Palmer 2.00 

Joe Horn Cloud 1.00 

White Plume .50 

Chas. e Joe Thunder Bull .75 

Fast Eagle 1.00 

Stabber .50 

Brokenleg .50 

White Lance .50 

Runs on .50 

J. eH. Bull Bear 1.50 

Sophie Gayega 1.00 

Mrs. e Bianeo 1.50 

Red Coyott .50 

John Apple 1.00 

Paul, Chas.. Annie Whiteface 2.35 

Jacob Packed .5^ 

Dewe Becord .50 

Whiteface Bull 1.00 

Mart. Gibbons .50 

John Pourier 1.00 

Jim Grass 1.00 

John Boyer 3.00 

Alek Mousseau 2.00 

Iron Cloud .50 

Joe Knight 1.00 

Mary Twiss 1. 00 

Mrs. Pourier 1. 00 

Big Turnip 1.00 

Black Elk . 80 

Pretty Bird .50 

Different Persons 8. 05 

Total §223.58 

The following pergons distinguished 
themselves in collecting for the Con- 
gress. 

Mr. Aleck Mousseau. Mr. Joe Red 
Willow, Mr. Louis Mousseau, Mr. Joe 
Horn Cloud, Mr. Chas. Giroux, Mr. N. 
Black Elk, Mr. Chas. Randall, Mrs. 
Cross Dog, Mrs. Shangreau, Mrs. 
Wolfskinbelt. 

Mathias Schmitt, S. J. 



Short Report of Catholic Mission 
Work Among the Indians Be- 
longing to the Pine Ridge 

Agency, S- Dakota. 

STATUS OF THE 

HOLY ROSARY MISSION, S. D. 

IN JUNE 1908. 

I Missionary Staff: 

1 Priests of the Society of Jesus 4 

2 Scholastics of the " 2 

3 Brothers " " " " " 13 
1 Sisters of St. Francis 18 
5 Catechists 4 

II Churches, Meeting-houses and 

School. 

1 Churches 8 

2 Chapels 2 

3 Separate Meetinghouses 1 

4 School . 1 

III Work done. 

a.) Baptisms 

In 1905 total number 220, Adults 66. 
In 1906 " :';» so far 145; " 67. 

b.) Marriages, 

In 1905 22 

In 1906 so far 21 



Deaths; 
In 1905 40 

In 1906 so far 25 

Since 1887 total number about 350 
IV Societies. 

1 St. Joseph's Societies 15 

2 St. Mary's Societies 12 
V Number of Catholics about 2200 

Number of children in Mission 
School 220 



WOCANTESICA WOAKIPA 

WAN. 



Tnyan Wosiahnn oyanke.eeiyatan- 
han tenan kola wieunyanpi wastepi 
lice kin he wanji Siriasatia Wocekiye 
ahopeyehci oua kin he William Hal- 
sey he e. 'Miniwakan oyanke el 
Omniciye Tanka el kahnih yewica- 
vaui kin he wanji. vunkan hecehci 
tiyate yanke sni ieunhah cinhintku 
kosKalaka Leo, vvariiyetu ake nanei- 
yunka qon he Pre Okte Waknala 
iyohloKe el mini mahel iy'ayin na te. 

Anpetu wakah canke wacekive i 
nan an wicokan sam iyaye ehanl wan- 
jig'ji ob tiyata wa'kpa ekta hokute 
ipi. Hogan wan anonwan yunkan 
owekinas tiati'pj na mini mahel iyava. 
Tan can. kin wi yawapi napiyunku 
ehanl iyeyapi nahan iwikoemna ehanl 
Bani. 

Mr. Halsey (Ble) wocante sica 
akrpa kin wicakayenci kici cante 
unsicam. 



MINIA WICAKASTAN. 

Fort Totten. — June 22, Mary 
Margaret. December 9, 1905 tonpi, 
George Kring aa Marv Agnes Mil- 
ler cunwimkuui. 

June 24, Onarles, anpetuwakan 
nonpa, Tikanyan qa Adela Iwanke- 
win cinhintkuDi. 

July 15, Mary Ann, July 11 tohm 
Albert Caske qa Eliza Mahuiyawa- 
stewin eunwintkuDi. 



CHEYENNE AGENCY, S. DAK. 

Le wetu rnagaju ota unyuhapi; 
lehan peji ota na woju waste. 

Wicasa tona na tuwe owavasla wi- 
yohpeyata toua tosata ornaka hehan- 
tu omaka zantan olotapi kin he vao- 
taninpi kta le wi 24. 

Omaka teca itahena wicasa wanii 
winyan topa, na wakanheja 21, atava 
27 miniawicakastan. 

Hekta wi Oanpa Wakna St. Jo- 
seph na St. Maiy omniciye wicasa na 
winyan omniciye tanka el iyaui kta 
wicakalinigapi yelo. Tansnaun Wa- 
kpa iyecel econni yelo. 

Canpa Wakpa omnicive nakun 
Tansaun Wakpala omniciye omnici- 
tanka ohiyapi yelo. 

J. VOGEL. 



SINASAPA WOCEKIYE TAEYANPAHA. JULY 15, 1906. 



PALMER'S STORE. 

Palmer, the Indian Trader at Fort 
Totten, has a good supply of all 
kinds of horses. He will be ffettintf 
in more all through the season. 

Also a full line of plows, binders, 
mowers, wagons and buggies. 

PALMER TAMAZOPXYE. 

Miniwakan oyanke en mazopiye 
vuhe kin Frank Palmer suiiKakan 
ota wieayuha. De omaka kin nakun 
sanna ota iwicahni kta. 

Nakun magiyubdu, canpahmiyanpi 
tanka qa eiqarta, lpaioilite, neii 
icasda, oa wojupi wiicicany.e ocaje 
ota km hena vuha. 



TIOSLO WAN WAK'IYA WAN 
N1YA. 

Wiyohiyannata wakiya wicasa wan 
lila ksaDe hca ea on yunkan he ovate 
kin ataya kind wacinyaoi. Tonanl 
waakipapi eliantans el upi nahan wo- 
waho^onKiye kilapi. Wvcintanka- 
ya anawicagoDtan na tukte o«-na tan- 
van oKahnigya iwakta wieaye na 
heon lila owicaKiya. 

Lila ksanin na wokahnige kin ne- 
on iyatayela tohantu ka wan niici- 
ye. Maka okasoe wan el un kin 
wieasayatani kin ksize ka na wacin 
i<oKela na tutcte iye iyatayena iyo- 
kipi na iwaske Kte kin oo-na waeoon 
na heou ovate kin wahcelapisiii na 
le waKiya wicasa kin bee lila tehi- 
iapi. Oyate Kin ececani wicasaya- 
tapi kin slolya canke Ida inawizi 
wakiya wicasa kin tohanyau ni kin 
hehanvau Kaska yanke kta yustan. 
Taakicita kin hivupi na owicakaske 
el tima ejffnakaDi. Lb owicakaske 
Kin lila tipi kin wankantuya na el 
tipi eikcistila ogna otipi ota. Ihan- 
keya wanji wankantuya unkan hel 
egnakapi. Lei wi tona yanKe. Ohan- 
hepi ka wan aojanjangleni etanhan 
hukul etonwan unt<an tawicu qon 
hukul najm na ueya "nan. Canke 
hekiva: "Ceye sni yo, tokesa tukte 
oo'ii* ni mavave kta wan ibiukcan 
ce. Tivata grfii na lioslo wanii ni 
ea ovale kta — asanoi wicrli wanii 
nakun. Hah n m a si naa pallia te on 
wakagegeoi Kin neca caniyanehanni 
wanii — henan nahunta wiyaKaskain 
neca wanji nenanl nanunta KLtan | 
tanka wanii na oehaketa hahunta \ 

■ •• XT ! 

tanKa saiiKieasKe neca wani;. ho 
lena an wo." Canke tawicu Kin ece- ' 
ttei econ qa ake el inajin. "Ho,! 
wana asanoi wioii km he tioslo pa j 
Kin el anawinta yo. na hehanl ginaa- 1 
anahlate hanunta kin he tancan oo- 



kanva ivakaska wo. Tohanl le ha- 

hunta kin atava vug-la kin henan 
ihanke el le hahunta aocikoani kin 
hena iciyokihe iciyakaska yo. He- 
canon hehan tioslo kin tipi gin 
wankatakiva ali vakive kin to- 
ksa wioii kin omna Kta ivavuh wan- 
katakiya adidi u kte io. Canke 
ecehci econ. Hececa kte a on sina- 
apalilate hahunta uon atava ua.oia 
tka hehanl hanunta unma qon hena 
iciyokineheva ivakasKa. Hecel owo- 
tanla wankataKiva iy&ye — iyaye 
ecel wicasa oon winyeya ahiyokasiu 
qon etulahci ihunni. Le ye km he 
icunhan winyan km lila waceKive. 
Tioslo oon wicasa kin iou na kivu- 
ska, hecon na hoKuwani se hahunta 
km naoe lyapehan aku na e<'el ha- 
hunta tanna qon ko el yuziyanke. 
Hahunta tanka kin he owicaske wan 
el yanke km hei sutava ivakaska na 
ihanke unma Kin hukul ihpeya he. 
con nit hahunta kin oskab oslohe 
iciya hukuta maKa ekta giinaiin. 

Tiyosia kin he taku sni seleoaea 
tKa wo wacin ve tanka. 



eciyapi qa ake April 21 1906 en ta. 
Lena on cante masica tKaakeskaken 
awacanmi, Wakantanka wicawada 
heon tokiconze km eKta ewicawaKi- 
pazo qa on Wakantanka onki- 
cahnigapi kin ekta ewicahdaKu ecan- 
mi qa token ■ owakihi Wakantanka 
cekiya waon. Hinanna weKta ua 
hihanna wawate kte. wicokaya, hta- 
yetu qa imunke kte kin dena Wa- 
kaiitaoKa cekiya waon. 

May 22, 1906 en wicasa wan Ove 
Vs anbdi eciyaui ta. WoceKive de 
mna mnineca qa wana wamvetu 50 

Owasin micante on nape ciyuzapi 
do. Baptist Pikkke. 



CANXOX BALL. N. DAK. 
WiCATA. 



May 3, Miss Helen Wakdiwiu^ 
waniyetu 15. Wikoske Kin de wa- 
cinye pica woceKiye okna skan tka 
denan mahniya wicom wowivusKin 
Kta on keoiiKecinui. 

May 5, WiKoska wanii waste hca 
ta. Atkuku enanui ta. Hunku, kin 
Psukauwin eciyam. nahanh ni. Te 
cm waniyetu 15. Wikos;<e kin de 
woceKiye okna SKan, wosuKive tukte 
eke ceyas oKna skan qa. ahona qa 
okna ta. 

May 0, KosKa Otawicao qa Atate- 
win cmcani. 

Y. S. Many. 



STANDI XG ROCK, X. DAK. 
MitaKuyeui; — 

De waniyetu kin wo- 
teiii wocante sica awakina ni waun 
kin ed awtcakehan Waksn tanka ce- 
kiya waon ua iiekta'Feb. 18. 1 90-1- ne 
enan mitakoia wan yuhaoi qa Feb. 
28 190-1 en miniakastanui Jiantist 
La Framboise eciyaui qa Dec 25. 
1904 ed Cnristmas en wakanheia wi- 
cahf-a ko ota woKiksuye ecawicaki- 
con qa 1905 Cnristmas ed ake waKan- 
heja wicahea ko67 woKiksnve ecavvi- 
caKicon Kte km itokam Matt. 2. 11. en 
yawapi qa wicasa nom ne on wohda- 
kadi, unkan mjtakoia aon he Jan. en 
woyazan \A-an tehitca vuhe qa Jan. 20. 
190G en ta qa ake April 4. 1906 en 
mitaKoja wan yuhani oa Anril 15 en 
miniakastanni, Moses La Eramboise 



A SAD ACCIDENT. 

.One of our oldest and best friends, 

a good and uractical catholic, YVil- 

liam Halsey of Fort Yates, one of 

tne Standing Rock delegates to the 

Congress at Fort Totten, has been 

sadly afflicted by tne death of his 

son Leo. a bov of 19 vears. who was 

drowned at tne mouth of the 4 Mile 

Creek, during his father's absence. 

Tne boy was at Mass, at Fort Yaxes. 

Sundav inornino-, and in the after- 

noon went out shooting fisn with 

some others, and wanted to swim 

after a fish. He urobabiv omerarnns 

and went down. His body was found 

on tne 9th mst. and burried on tne 

10th. Vv e offer our sincere svmua- 

tny to Mr. Haisey in iiis sad be- 
reavement. 



komni taku ke esta onapapi kta e 
okahmin owasin aokasin onye kte do." 
Maya ohdoka qon en aoKasinpi tuka 
olidoka ataya unktomi tahoKaske kin 
iciyuwinyena wanka," canke iieyapi: 
tokenis den tima ivavapi kte : : :ni. 
den tima rvaypi kin de ikokara de- 
ceh he kte sni," eyapi qa ivopteya 
iy.ayapi. 

He nanneui tima iyayapi qon he 
icunnan unktomi kin tahokasKe kin 
ne akagapi. De ohakam wicasayata- 
km unktomi qa ins taku hececa qon 
hena mwicada. Unktomi he wica- 
sayatapi Kin niye — tuka Wakantan- 
ka Tawookiye Kidam on ne unktomi 
Kin heceh hecon si. 



To Father *Bede. 

I have sent 14 comes to Stephan 
Eagle Pine, Bullhead Station June 
15th. . If he did not receive them, it 
is not anv fault of this office. J. 



wlcasayatapika wan 

Unktomi Wan Kici. 

Enanna henantan wana wanivetu 
ota neehan miniwanca ai<asam okici- 
ze tanKa, uriKau wicasayatahika wan 
tawowasi kici naiicani. \Yicasava- 
tapika kin akihan te kinica tuka ta- 
Komni tukten tini waniini en katitv- 
yeya ye qa wo da okihi sni. Canina- 
netakiya yahanni unkan mavii olido- 
ka wan nan canke en mahen onaki- 
papi. Tawowasi km ne deva: "Den 
rnanen unkiyaye kin unuiui Kta." tu- 
ka wicastayatapi kin heya: "Mives 
deca en linktomi oiuoina e nina can- 
te ivowicawaKisice hca qa nakun un- 
Ktepi kta." Tawowasi nin iieva: 
••Hiya,. Wakantanka Tawook'ive un- 
kida kra qa tokesta ohnihde wakan 
awanunyakani kte onge u wicave 
kta." 

Canke tima iyayapi qa hanheni 
ataya toka sni azikiyapv Hahanna 
uuKan tan khu tuwa bubu yah u e na- 
honpi. CariKe nina nihinciyani — 
nina inina yu'kanpi. Iecana wicasa 
nom "upi qa iieyapi nawhonpiica. Ta- 



WICAiiCALA WAX SUXSUX- 
LA WAN K1X. 

Wicahcala wan cinca kbska wan kici 
otonwahexa sunsula wan wiyopekiye aya- 
pi. Makamani kaliab ayapi. Yunkan 
wana yahanpi kin winyan qeya canku 
ogna atawicayapi. Winyan kin waable- 
blezapi ke kin heyapt. "Wicasa nom 
icewms witkotkokapi kece~U)iaka mani 
sunSuna kin, maka ;;anawicabiuyela ya- 
hanpi. lyes akanyankapi kin hecetu 
tka. Wicahcala kin le nation na wan. 
cak cinca koskalaka km sunsunla.akan 
iyotak kiyin na wiqihakab yahe. Akes, 
hecel yahanpi qon wicasa tanktanka 
qeya atawicicayapi yunkan heyapi. 
Wanyakapiye, woistelya, koskalaka wan 
uncikpaniyela. iye sunkakanyankin na 
atkuku wicahcala kin e e maka ista 
onasapyela wicihakab maniye. Kul 
ghcu na niyate isehan akan yanke kiya 
yo. Cankes ake wicahcala qon cinca 
kin glulipin na isehan akanl iyotanka. 
Hecel yahanpi qon winyan na wakan - 
heja wicota najinpi wan opta iyayapi 
yunkan heyapi: "Woistelyakel wica- . 
bcala wan kateye tanka hci sunkakan 
yankin na cinca hoksila qon he e ite 
maka aonasapya ihakab manikiye." 

Canke wicahcala Kin iyokipi sni na 
cinca kin kici iciyaza yankin kta 
awacin. Canke wana nonpin 

sunsunla qon iciyazan yankapi ka 
ea masticala akanyanke se canku ogna 
yahanpi. Qanku ogna wicasa wan u 
na heya: "He sunsunla kin nitawa 
huwo?" "Haw," wicahcala kin ayupta. 
"Wan eces inistece sni sunsunla' wan 
niskola wicasa nom woqin'ya kel akan 
nakaph Lila watuka kin wanlakapi sni." 
Niyes ninonpapi ca yeCinpi iyenihan- 
tupi." Canku sanpa -taku el ekagapi sni 
sunsunla qon oyaya topa qon iyuha 
pahtapt na can wan helianl opta iya- 
yapi na pa gegeya qin ayapi. Oton- 
wabe el ikiyela ceyaktonpi wan el 
ehunnipi ehanl sunsunla qon slolye ce 
se- lila awicasapi, canke he nalion na 
lila nagwagwakin nahan wakpa ekta 
ohinhpaye iciye. Ho hece wicahcala 
qon wicoie* waanagoptanpi on ehaas 
iye kayes iyokipi sni iciye. Tuwe ke- 
ceya iyokipiya ye awacannipi kin, ehas. 
tuweni iyokipiya yapi kte sni.. 



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JULY 15, 1906. 



CATHOLIC CONGRESS 



AMONG THE SIOUX INDIANS, 

IN SESSION AT ST. JEROMES 

MISSION, CROW HILL. 

FORT TOTTEN, N. DAKOTA, 

JULY 5, 6, 7, 8, 1906. 



On ^Wednesday evening July 4. 
Rt. Rev. Bishop J. Shanleyof North 
Dakota, was expected at St. Je- 
rome's Mission, Crow Hill, where 
the Catholic Congress of Sioux In- 
dians from Fort Totten, Crow Creek, 
Sisseton, Fort Yates, Cannon Ball, 
Porcupine Station, Fort Berthold, 
Manitoba and Red Latse, Minn, was 
to be held. Those present were to 
the number of over 2000. For miles 
around, the green prairie was dotted 
with tents. 

Preparations had been made some 
d ys before for the reception of the 
i, ishop. Members of St. Joseph's 
ocietv went witn carriages, to Obe- 
>n seven miles south west of the 
iission to meet the Bishop and ac- 
* jmpanving elergv: — Rev. Father 
( eraghty of Jamestown, N. Dakota, 
j ,ev. Father Duffy of Jamestown, 
1.. D., Rev. Father Reardan of St. 
Paul's Seminarv Minn., Rev. Father 
Bernard O. S. B. of Fort Yates, 
Standing Rock, N. D., Rev. Fatner 
Ambrose O. S. B. of St. Stephan, S. 
D., in charge of the Mission wor* 
on the Crow CreeK and Lower Brule 
Reservation, and Rev. Father Je- 
rome of tne Fort Totten Mission, 
N. D. 

The members of St. Joseph's and 
St. - Mary's Societies with tneir ban- 
ners and regalia were at the Mission 
awaiting the arrival of the Bisnop, 
and when he approached gave him 
a hearty greeting and welcome, after- 
which ne spoke to tnem and told 
them the order to be followed tne 
next day, July 5, the opening of tne 
Congress. Tnen, the Bishop and 
visitino- clergy continued tneir jour- 
nev to tne Seven Dolors Mission, 
five miles east, wnere tney received 
a cordial welcome from the Sisters. 
Tnursdav morniug, members of 
St. Joseph's Society came with their 
carriages, to convey tae Bisnop and 
Clergy to the site of the Congress, 
where preparations had been made 
for an ouen air service, as the people 
could not bs accommodated in tne 



church. They were blessed bv hav- 
ing the most favorable weather du- 
ring the entire congress. 

At 10 o'clock a large procession 
was formed at the church whence it 
moved to the delicately decorated 
altar, under canony, erected on an 
elevated part of the prairie, opposite 

the ckurch, where Divine Service 
was held. First came the cross- 
bearer and acolvtes, members of St. 

* * 

Joseph's and St. Mary's Societies 
with banners and regalia, clergy and 
Rt. Rev. Bishop Shanley. Solemn 
Highmass was begun at once bv 
Rev. Father Bernard O. S. B., Rev. 
Fathers Duffv and Reardan. deacon 
and Subdeacon of the Mass. The 
church choir, composed mostly of the 
old school boys and girls, now fa- 
thers and mothers of families, sang 
the Mass "in festis solemnibus" to 
tne satisfaction of all, under the dif- 
ficulty of open air singing. After 
the gospel Father Jerome preached 
in Sioux. 

Mass was followed by Benediction 
of tne Blessed Sacrament, afterwhich 
the Bishop administered Confirma- 
tion to a number of children and 
adults, and returned in procession to 
the church. 

In the afternoon at 1:30 the Bi- 
shop and clergy were conducted to a 
large and well constructed bowerv. 
tastefullv decorated with dranerv of 
the glorious stars and stripes, near 
their meetinghouse, where a general 
meeting of the societies was called 
to order. Tne meeting was opened 
bv praver, afterwhich the Bishop de- 
livered a very practical, impressive, 
and paternal address of which the 
the following is a summarv: — 

I am very much pleased to be in 
vour midst to dav, to see vou assem- 
bled here, from so many distant pla- 
ces, and I am especially pleased, to 
see. so manv voung ueoule. whose 
future will be a bright and happv 
one, in so far as you are now faithful 
to your religion, living the lives of 
practical catholics, giving good ex- 
ample to vour children, following the 
instructions of your good Missiona- 
ries, and thus, acting according to 
your faith, and under the protection 
of Holv Mother Church, vou will be- 
come good and useful men and wo- 
men. 

The Catholic Indians have to con- 



men and women should ioin this so- 
ciety and thus become united to the 
100.000 members, all over the Uni- 
ted States, who belong to this Union. 
Then, from Dakota, this Temperance 
Society, will spread, become known 
and established among other Indian 
tribes. East and West. The mem- 
bers will hold meetings from time to 
time, will wear a little badge to dis- 
tinguish them an4 by wnich they 
can recognize eacn other. To be- 
come a member, vou must be a Ca- 



tend with many more difficulties and 
temptations than the White man, 
therefore be united, stand firmly to- 
gether and help each other to fight 
against evil influences- 
There are two great dangers, by 
which you are surrounded and of 
which, I wish to speak to you to-day. 
You krjow the foundation of a good 
christian family is the union between 
husband and wife. This union you 
contracted before the altar of God 
and with the blessing of God Al- 
rnightv. There vou received the tholic and receive the Sacraments: at 



grace of God to enable you. to lead 
good, christian lives, to be faithful 
to each other, and to bring up vour 
children as good catholics. This is 
the Sacrament of Matrimonv. Christ 
instituted this sacrament. One man 
can marry only one woman, and no- 
thing can separate them but death; 
one woman can marrv onlv one man 
and they must stay together as long 
as they live. This union cannot be 
broken, there is no such thing as di- 
vorse allowed in our church; what 
God has joined together let no man 
put asunder. You cannot be a ca- 
tholic if vou put awav vour wife and 
take another one. It is a great sin. 

Another great danger, to which 
the Indians are exposed is, the use 
of intoxicating drinks, especially 
whiskey. Wicked white people 
iniure vou bv their bad example, 
their coming among you, exposes 
you to the temptation of drinking 
whiskey, which steals your brain and 
is a poison, thus, depriving you of 
reason and health. The devil is in it. 
You spend the money, which your- 
selves and your families need, and 
the white man laughs at the Indian 
making a fool of himself. Let the 
Indian keep his money and use it 
for his own betterment, then he can 
laugh at the white man, but. let him 
imitate the example of the good 
white man, hate whiskey, keep from 
every place, where it is sold, and 
from everv p'erson, who gives it to 
you. The old Indians do not drins 
so much, but, I warn you, young 
men and bovs to take everv means, 
to protect yourselves against this 
great evil. 

It is for this reason, that I wish, 
to-day, to establish among vou a 
"Temperance Societv." It is mv 



least, at Easter-time. Each one must 
give his and her name, and oromise 
never to drink, not onlv whiskev, 
but, also, any other drinks which can 
make vou drunk. At Turtle Moun- 
tains, last year, the Indians drank 
•'Florida Water." Nine persons 
died from the effects of it. Be it un- 
derstood that this Temperance So- 
cietv must not. in anv wav, interfere 
with the continuation of the other 
Societies, already established among 
you. One more Advice: Do not 
sell your land. Tne white man is 
ready to grasp it. Keep your land 
for vour children, who, when vou are 
gone will be happy to live in the 
home or their fathers. 

Several members of St. Joseph's 
Society, in turn, responded, and ex- 
pressed their good will to follow the 
paternal advices of the Bishop, re- 
cognized the necessity of it; and the 
great harm many had done to them- 
selves and families bv failing in 
these points. 

Rev. Father Reardan also suoke a 
few words of encouragement to the 
Indians, and expressed his great 
pleasure, at seeing established among 
them, a Unkm so productive of good 
for body and soul. 

Then followed the taking of the 
solemn pledge. Those who 0-ave 
their names to the number of eio-thv 
five, came forward, stood in -the 
presence of the Bishop and clergv 
and whilst the Bishop extended his 
hands over them, they repeated, in 
loud voices, tne following words of 
the pledge. 

'•In honor of the sacred thirst of 
our Lord on the Cross, I promise, to 
abstain from all intoxicating drinks, 
and I humbly implore the Grace of 



earnest desire that old and young God, to keep this pledo-e ." 



JULY 15, 1906. 



The number would have been lar- 
ger, but many had already taken the 
pledge. The chief Pastor standing 
in the midst of his Indian flook, and 
the intense satisfaction and interest.' 
pictured on the countenance of every 
man, woman and child, was a most 
pleasing sight. 

In conclusion, the Rt. Rev. Bi- 
shop suoke his farewell to the In- 
dians. He said, he regretted not 
being able, to remain longer with 
them, which would be a real pleasure 
to him; expressed his entire satisfac- 
tion over the' proceedings of the 
Congress and tne good Work accom- 
ulished, toldtnein tnat, if any ques- 
tion came uu, needing explanation, 
to apply, to the good Missionary Fa- 
tners, the faitnful interpreters of his 
wishes, and invoked God's blessing 
upon them and on their meeting. 

Tne Congress continued till the 
afternoon of July 8, wnen all in 
peace and happiness, gave a hearty 
shake of hands, till their next meet- 
ing, which thev decided to be at 
Fort Yates. X. Datcota Julv 6, 1907. 



CONGRESS AT FT, TOTTEN. 

(By Father Bernard of Fort Yaies, N. Dak.) 

Whose heart should not rejoice at 
the grand spectacle presented to us 
a few davs ago bv the great Con- 
gress held at St. Jerome's church, 
Crow Hill, Fort Totten. What heart 
could possibly refrain from express- 
ing its feeling of happiness and ex- 
altation at tne thought tnat more 
than 2000 pious Indian Catches as- 
sembled within the bowery of the 
famous hill to assist at tne solemn 
services of trie cnureu in open air and 
to be strengthened bv the words of 
tne renowned Father Jerome, U. S. B. 
words spoken with such tender 
emotion and so deep of meaning. 
Indeed all the Indians highly apre- 
clated it and the priests present with 
their esteemed Bisnop were greatly 
edified bv the pious demeanor of the 
humble congregation. Julv 5. 6, 7, 
were m effect red letter days for the 
Oatnolic Indians of Fort Totten, 
Standing Rock Agency, Fort Ber- 
tnold, Crow Creek and Sisseton; for 
during these davs was revived again 
the tone spirit of the church, name- 
ly to live together in union and love 
and to bestow upon each other the 
kiss of peace. Tne singing during 
the many sessions was exceptionally 
good and for it the Oatnolic Indians 
of Fort Totten deserve tne greatest 
praise. What zeal, patience and love 
must it not have cost the good Fa- 
wier Jerjm^ and the Yen. Sisters in 



instructing so well the children and 
the poor old Indians? But all has been 
accomplished and the result is ex- 
ceedingly gratifving, Tnat some 
verv insruotive and highly edifving 
speeches were made need not be 
mentioned; as the Indians are known 
for their power of eloquence and flu- 
encv of speech. What was tne most 
gratifving and the most acceptable 
to all was the solemn pledge tan en 
by 85 persons, men and women, in 
tne presence of the Rt. Rev. Bi- 
shop and six priests to abstain for 
life from all intoxicating' liquors. 
It was a new phenoruen and was 
received witn great applause. May 
tne number of tnose w;no so soleinhly 
pledged themselves to the good 
cause of temperance , speedily in- 
crease and bring forth a multitude, 
of meritorious works. 

All are aware of the terrible con- 
sequences of intoxication and wnat 
havoc - it has wrought among, the 
whites, wnat evil it is bringing forth 
among tne Indians tne Missionaries 
are onlv familiar, with it. T nis move 
is therefore in tne right direction 
and the best worK of an Indian Con- 
gress. ■ 

Another verv pleasing feature of 
the congress was the untiring zeal 
of tne good Grey Nuns, who at all- 
times inaKe it a point, of doing their 
best. Tne visiting clergy and tne 
Misssionaries extend tneir heartfelt 
thank to the courtesv and hospitality 
of tne good hearted Sisters. 

It must not be forgotten that the 
Catholic Indians of Fort, Totten, 
have tried their best to be royal 
entertainers and give of their best 
to tne visiting Indians of tfne, North 
DaKota diocese. An entire vear 
was spent by them for the collection 
of the different articles used up dur- 
ing the sessions of the congress and 
more tnali 600 dollars were deposit- 
ed into the treasury for this purpose. 

Tne Congress at Fort Totterl must 
be considered a grand success owing 
to the able management of tneir 
President, John Strait and his wor- 
thy associates, and writer of these 
lines hopes to see many sucn happy 
gatherings. 



TRUSTEES 
FOR GENERAL TREASURER. 



1 Baptist Pierre. 
Standing Rock Agency, 

2 Onarles Lean Bear, 
Fort Bertnoid, N. DaK. 

3 Paul Fast Horse. 
Cannon Ball, X, Dak. 



4 Thomas White Mouse, 
Porcupine Station, N. Dak. 

5 John Lohnes, 

Fort Totten N. Dak, 
7 Joseph Snerman, 
Crow Hill. X. Dak. 



Rules For the Guidance 

of the General Treasurer 

and His Associates. 



I The General Treasurer should 
hold his office for the term of three 
years. And the trustees for the term 
of one year. If any of the trustees 
snould die or otherwise for good 
reasons resign his office, another with 
the approval of the society where ne 
belonged to, should be elected bv 
the General Treasurer. 

II A special fund should be 
created in eacn society for the gene 
ral Treasury, and at tne end of each 
montn snould be sent to the General 
Treasurer by tne elected trustees. 

III At the end of every three 
months the General Treasurer should 
give a concise statement of tne re- 
ceipts and exspenditures of the 
General Tresury. 

IV Tne first year no money 
should be taken out of the General 
Treasury; but be kept in tne General 
Fund; after tne expiration of the 
first year so much of the fund snail 
be tatcen out as the general meeting 
will permit or decide. 

V As soon as the sum of hun- 
dred dollars is collected, the amount 
of ,it snould be deposited in a safe 
bank. 

If deemed necessary, at the next 
General Meeting new rules mav be 
added. 

As General-treasurer was elected 
Rev. Father Jerome O. S. B. Fort 
Tottefl, N. Dakota. 



ST. BENEDICT'S MISSION, 

STANDING ROCK, AG'CY. 

(The picture of St. Benedict's church is 
oh the front page.) 

Rt. Rev. John N. Stariha, Bishop 
of Lead. S. Dakota, arrived at the 
Mission Saturday afternoon, June 23, 
and was cordially and solemnly re- 
ceived bv the pupils and teachers of 
the school and by the members of 
the Indian St. Joseph's and St. Ma- 
ry's Societies who were present in 
large numbers as thev were likewise 
on Sunday morning, when they ac- 
companied His Lordship to church. 
After Hightnass the Rt. Rev. Bishop 
delivered a vel'v forcible sermon in 
terms well chosen for all present, 
Catholics and Non-Catholics, about 



the duties of a Christian and the 
courage with which he should pro- 
fess his faith, which was listened to 
with great attention. Seventv chil- 
dren and adults received tne Sacra- 
ment of Confirmation. In the after- 
noon the pupils of the school o-ave a 
reception to the High Guest in the 
school hall, where they entertained 
the Bishop and a great many people 
with a somewhat lengthy pro- 
gramme, the different numbers' of 
wiiicn tnev performed and carried 
out to tne evident satisfaction r of all 

present. The Bishop addressed the 
cnildren and teachers in fatherlv 

ml 

words expressing his great gratifh- 
cation in regard to all he had seen 
and witnessed in church and school 
since his arrival at tne Mission. He 
also expressed himself in a nighly 
satisfactory manner about the bar- 
tnonv existing between the school 
and the Agency, as he was very glad 
to meet on this occation also the 
wew Agent. Major W. L. Belden 
and many of his empoyees, and wisn- 
ed that these cordial relations would 
never cease to exist as tne union 
and faithful cooperation of churcn 
and state would not fail to work for 
the greatest benefit of the Indians 
entrusted to the care of both. 

On Monday the Bishop was for 
several hours with tne members of 
St, Joseph's and St. Marv's Societies 

in tneir meeting house. Several of 
their spokesmen addressed ther Bi- 
shop expressing their joy to have 
him again in their midst ; visiting 
this farthest and most remote mission 
in his diocese on a great around way 
through South Dakota, Nebraska and 
lOA\a, having to contend with poor 
and verv un satisfactory R. R. con- 
nections, and at places with hard and 
difficult roads on account of late 
heavy rain storms. The Bishop paid 
great attention to every thing the 
Indians had to say and took great 
pains to answer their questions and 
doubts: He was especially well 
pleased to hear them ask and pray, 
that church and state should do their 
utmost to prevent and exterminate 
the divorce evil that had crept in 
also among them as an evil fruit and 
bad effect of a misunderstood, false 
civilization. He also was verv much 
gratified to hear from them, that 
there was a temperance movement 
going on among them and a temper- 
ance Societv established bv them. 
He encouraged them greatly in this 
undertaking, and promised them to 
second their praiseworthy efforts 
along these lines by every possible 
means, and desired that the temper- 
ance cause be especially advocated 

4. V 

bv them at the next Congress to be 
held at Pine Ridge, S. D. during 
July. All were highly pleased over 
the pleasent meeting, and received 
his blessing with the full conviction 
that they had in Bishop Stariha a 
true Shepherd of their Souls, a lov- 
ing Father and a true Friend.